Lifestyles by Estelia…… It’s a Dog’s World – Dog Friendly Gardens
Are you aware that the flowers and plants in your garden can be dangerous to your family pet? Here are a tips that will make your “Garden of Eden” dog-friendly:
- Keep plant food away from dogs. Fertilizer may keep your plants and grass healthy, but it can be harmful to Fido. Ingesting large amounts of fertilizer can cause your dog to have digestive upsets.
- Dangerous pesticides. Pesticides can cause major problems – especially dangerous is snail bait and fly bait. Be sure to store pesticides in areas where your pet cannot get to them and follow instructions for use.
- Poisonous plants. There are many common flowers and plants that are dangerous for dogs, and can even prove fatal. Here are a few that already may be in your garden: aloe vera, amaryllis, baby’s breath, azalea/rhododendron, and poinsettia. For a complete list, visit the ASPCA website.
- Roses. While roses are beautiful flowers, the thorns can seriously injure your dog. Be mindful of plants with thorns and either leave them out of your garden or try to block your dog’s access to them.